Feed Your Brain. Kids from preschool through high school can earn Bookworm Bucks.
Feed Your Brain. Kids from preschool through high school can earn Bookworm Bucks.

Staff Picks

What books you read this summer is up to you. If you need ideas, here’s a handy list.


Harold and the Purple Crayon
by Crockett Johnson

Fox in Socks
by Dr. Seuss

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett

Knuffle Bunny
by Mo Willems

Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin, Jr.

Grades K–2

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
by Laura Numeroff

(series) by Ian Falconer

Skippyjon Jones
(series) by Judy Schachner

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
(series) by Jeff Kinney

(series) by Sara Pennypacker

A Sick Day for Amos McGee
by Philip C. Stead

Grades 3–5

One Crazy Summer
by Rita Williams-Garcia

The Spiderwick Chronicles
(series) by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry

Big Nate
(series) by Lincoln Peirce

City of Fire
(trilogy) by Laurence Yep

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick

Grades 6–8

Doodle Adventures: The Search For The Slimy Space Slugs!
by Mike Lowery

Theodore Boone: The Scandal
by John Grisham

by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Artemis Fowl
(series) by Eoin Colfer

Drawing from Memory
by Allen Say

The Kane Chronicles
(series) by Rick Riordan

Diamonds in the Shadow
by Caroline B. Cooney

Fever 1793
by Laurie Halse Anderson

High School

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses sequel)
by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Hearts
by Colleen Oakes

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank

The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

The Princess Bride
by William Goldman

Ender’s Game
by Orson Scott Card

Something Wicked This Way Comes
by Ray Bradbury

(series) by Veronica Roth

Steal Like An Artist
by Austin Kleon

The Finisher
by David Baldacci

Kids high school age and under can participate and earn Half Price Books® Bookworm Bucks. Some restrictions apply. Promotion valid June 1 - July 31, 2016.